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::: sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
::: slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
::: rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
::: abeyance - suspended action
::: propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
::: fallible - liable to err
::: haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
::: impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
::: malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
::: ludicrous - laughable; ridiculous; trifling